Day: March 17, 2020

Email to Faculty, Staff, and Students: MTU COVID-19 Updates

By MTU Communications,

This email shares new updates and summarizes recent communications posted to the MTU COVID-19 website

MTU Profs Shift Teaching and Labs to Remote Instruction

Flipped classrooms, online courses, livestreamed lectures, technology for take-home tests. A week ago, these were innovative ways to push, blend and reframe the blurring boundaries of college classrooms that have moved into digital and real-world spaces. And now they are — almost instantly — the new norm in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The next few weeks will not be easy. But then no Michigan Tech class ever is. Read the full story.

What To Do If You’re Feeling Sick

In addition to concerns about COVID-19, we’re also still in the midst of cold and flu season, with allergy season right around the corner. In light of this, students and employees need to know what’s expected of them if they’re not feeling well. Please remain away from campus for 14 days if you have a fever and any one of the following: 

The University is working to maximize the available services on campus for employees and students who choose to be present during this time, while remaining consistent with CDC guidance and the State Executive Orders. Your strict adherence to these guidelines will help us accomplish that goal. Thank you.


Commencement will not be held as a face-to-face event on May 2 as planned. We are working on a creative way to celebrate our graduates. Details will be forthcoming. Please visit for the most current information.

SDC Closure

In accordance with guidance from the State of Michigan and the CDC, the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex, Gates Tennis Center, and Systems Control Nordic Waxing Center at the Recreation Trails closed on Monday, March 16 at 3 p.m. due to concerns over the COVID-19 health situation. The closure will last through March 30, 2020. More information can be found on the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Communication Summary

March 16: Update from President Koubek to faculty, staff, and students


FAQs for Students
FAQs for Faculty
FAQs for Staff

Questions and suggestions from the MTU community about the University’s response to COVID-19 can be sent to

This email communication is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.